Eschsolciya: planting and care, reproduction and growing of seeds

Eschsolcia, the cultivation of which has become very popular recently, is a herbaceous plant that looks attractive due to its numerous and bright colors. The riot of colors that will reign on your flower garden after planting it is difficult to describe. Small delicate flowers resemble butterflies.

Escholcia: photos, features of a kind and history

In Europe, this flower was brought from North America in the late eighteenth century. But the plant did not take root. Only in twenty years the Russian expedition brought a new batch of seeds from San Francisco. It was eschsolcia again. Planting and leaving this time were correct and the plant "agreed" to stay. And the plant received the name on behalf of one of the participants of the expedition - von Essholtz. Flowers of this plant in America are very popular. They adorn the coat of arms of California and are popularly called the "Californian poppy".

Eschólcia: planting and caring for the plant

Growing these flowers is a pleasant and fascinating occupation. Eschsolcia easily tolerates drought, loves warmth. But, despite this, light frosts for it are completely tolerable. Eschsolcia, planting and caring for which are carried out correctly, has a very long flowering period. From June to the middle of autumn regularly appear bright, delicate flowers. Each of them lives no more than three days. But if you take into account how many of them appear daily, you can imagine what a bright flowering carpet can be seen on the flower bed! A month after the end of flowering, fruits appear. It is worth planting this plant in the soil, in which there is a lot of sand and which is well drained. On the sour and raw, with an abundance of fresh compost lands for the result is difficult to answer.

Essholtsiya: reproduction of a plant

If you sow the seeds of these flowers in the fall, then this should be done in mid-October. If you want to plant in the spring - wait until April. In winter, keep them in a cold enough place to avoid germination. Even a refrigerator will do. You can sow even when the first snow fell. But in this case it is necessary to pour dust on top. Autumn sowing allows you to enjoy the beginning of flowering since the beginning of May. In this case, you will grow a much more lush eschol'tsiya. Planting and care should be correct if you want to admire this flower.

In two weeks it should be started thinning. Leave sprouts at a distance of about fifteen centimeters from each other. If tighten with thinning, the plants will be low. After once you have given yourself the trouble of planting an eschólcium in your garden, for several years the plant will reproduce itself as a self-seed. But about thinning out shoots still should not be forgotten. Unfortunately, those who do not have the opportunity to tinker with seeds, can not facilitate themselves the task of growing an eschólcia by buying seedlings. Due to the peculiarities of the root system, the plant is practically deprived of the chance to survive the transplant. After the flowering began, you need to make regular evening watering. It is desirable to feed with mineral fertilizers and tear off the faded buds. This will prolong flowering.

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